SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 11: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates with the puck against Gregory Campbell #11 of the Florida Panthers at the Bank Atlantic Center on April 11, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday